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Reindeer Food

This easy, homemade magical reindeer food is the perfect Christmas Eve tradition. A mix of oats, sugar crystals, and sprinkles make for a fun and festive treat to serve Rudolph and his friends!
Course Other
Cuisine Other
Keyword Reindeer Food, Reindeer Food Recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1


  • ½ cup oats
  • cup sprinkles
  • cup colored sugar


  • Combine all ingredients, then distribute evenly in bags.
  • Attach the printable tag and staple each bag shut.
  • Sprinkle liberally across your lawn Christmas Eve.


TIP: If you REALLY want to make it extra magical, you could get a recording of reindeer hooves to play after your kiddos head to bed to make it all seem very real. 
TIP: Don't forget to print out our free printable reindeer food tag with a special reindeer food poem.
TIP: You can use a plain Ziploc bag or patterned cellophane bag to store your magical treats until they are ready to be sprinkled.
TIP: The simple ingredients in this reindeer food are all edible and completely safe for birds and other wildlife, so don't worry if Rudolph and pals leave a bit behind.